Council Members


Council Members

The Washtenaw County Food Policy Council has 15 seats, representing various sectors of the food system. Current Council Members include:

Community Representative – Alexandrea Somers

Community Representative – Sharon Sheldon, Secretary

Education – Angela Smith

Emergency Food System – Markell Miller, Chairperson

Faith-Based Organization – Ann Hubbard

Food Manufacturer and Distributor – Melissa Robinson, Policy Liaison

Food Retail – Wendy Banka

Food Service – Khadija Wallace

Health Care – Elisabeth Vanderpool

Nutrition – Kendrin Sonneville

Planning – Anikka Van Eyl

Rural Agriculture – Shannon Brines, Vice-Chairperson

Urban Agriculture – Cynthia VanRenterghem

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners – Sue Shink

Waste Management – Noelle Bowman


Periodically, the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council will recruit for positions on the Council.  Check the blog page for posts about open seats.  Requirements for Council Members:

  • Attend Full Council meetings (typically held the second Monday of the odd months from 3pm-5pm at Food Gatherers)
  • Represent the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council at 2 outreach events per calendar year
  • Participate in a committee and/or a Policy Action Team

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